Biography

I gained a BSc in occupational therapy from Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh in 1991. Between 1991 and 2002 I worked as a clinical occupational therapist in a variety of hospitals, developing a special interest in rheumatological conditions. During this time, I studied for an MSc in research for health care professionals, which was awarded from Loughborough University in 1997. I joined Primary Care Sciences at Keele University as a researcher in 2002. I studied for a PhD, which was awarded in 2008. In 2010, I was awarded a United Kingdom Occupational Therapy Research Foundation Early Researcher Award.

Research and scholarship

The focus of my research is the Clinical Epidemiology of musculoskeletal conditions in Primary care, with a particular interest in conditions affecting the hand.

Teaching

Research methods (3rd year undergraduate medical students).

Further information

I am a member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists, the British Association of Hand Therapists, and British Health Professionals in Rheumatology.

I am registered with the Health Professions Council.

Selected Publications

  • Burton CL, Rathod-Mistry T, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Chesterton LS, Davenport G, Dziedzic KS, Jowett SM, Myers HL, Oppong RA, Van der Windt DA, Hay EM, Roddy E. 2020. THE CLINICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF CORTICOSTEROID INJECTION VERSUS NIGHT SPLINTS FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: 24-MONTH FOLLOW-UP OF AN OPEN-LABEL, PARALLEL GROUP, RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 70, vol. 59). link> doi>
  • Marshall M, Peat G, Nicholls E, Myers HL, Mamas MA, van der Windt DA. 2019. Metabolic risk factors and the incidence and progression of radiographic hand osteoarthritis: a population-based cohort study. Scand J Rheumatol, 52-63, vol. 48(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Hill JC, Kang S, Benedetto E, Myers H, Blackburn S, Smith S, Dunn K, Hay E, Rees J, Beard D, Glyn-Jones S, Barker K, Churchman D, Ellis B, Fitzpatrick R, Price A. 2016. PMS74 - Development of the Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) for Use in Different Conditions and Different Healthcare Pathways. Value in Health, 544, vol. 19(7). doi> link> full text>
  • Myers H, Dziedzic K, Nicholls E, Croft P. Self-management of musculoskeletal hand pain and hand problems in community-dwelling adults aged 50 years and older: results from a cross-sectional study in a UK population. BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 418, vol. 17(1). doi> link> full text>
  • Chesterton LS, Dziedzic KS, van der Windt DA, Davenport G, Myers HL, Rathod T, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Jowet SM, Burton C, Roddy E, Hay EM. 2016. The clinical and cost effectiveness of steroid injection compared with night splints for carpal tunnel syndrome: the INSTINCTS randomised clinical trial study protocol. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 415, vol. 17(1). link> doi> full text>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Marshall M, Peat G, Nicholls E, Myers HL, Mamas MA, van der Windt DA. 2019. Metabolic risk factors and the incidence and progression of radiographic hand osteoarthritis: a population-based cohort study. Scand J Rheumatol, 52-63, vol. 48(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Hill JC, Kang S, Benedetto E, Myers H, Blackburn S, Smith S, Dunn K, Hay E, Rees J, Beard D, Glyn-Jones S, Barker K, Churchman D, Ellis B, Fitzpatrick R, Price A. 2016. PMS74 - Development of the Musculoskeletal Health Questionnaire (MSK-HQ) for Use in Different Conditions and Different Healthcare Pathways. Value in Health, 544, vol. 19(7). doi> link> full text>
  • Myers H, Dziedzic K, Nicholls E, Croft P. Self-management of musculoskeletal hand pain and hand problems in community-dwelling adults aged 50 years and older: results from a cross-sectional study in a UK population. BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 418, vol. 17(1). doi> link> full text>
  • Chesterton LS, Dziedzic KS, van der Windt DA, Davenport G, Myers HL, Rathod T, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Jowet SM, Burton C, Roddy E, Hay EM. 2016. The clinical and cost effectiveness of steroid injection compared with night splints for carpal tunnel syndrome: the INSTINCTS randomised clinical trial study protocol. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 415, vol. 17(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Rathod T, Marshall M, Thomas MJ, Menz HB, Myers HL, Thomas E, Downes T, Peat G, Roddy E. 2016. Investigations of Potential Phenotypes of Foot Osteoarthritis: Cross-Sectional Analysis From the Clinical Assessment Study of the Foot. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 217-227, vol. 68(2). link> doi> full text>
  • Myers HL, Thomas E, Peat G, Dziedzic K. 2011. Musculoskeletal hand problems in older adults: occupational therapy and the population 'iceberg'. BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, 71-72, vol. 74. link>
  • Myers HL, Thomas E, Hay EM, Dziedzic KS. 2011. Hand assessment in older adults with musculoskeletal hand problems: a reliability study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 3, vol. 12. link> doi> full text>
  • Marshall M, van der Windt D, Nicholls E, Myers H, Hay E, Dziedzic K. 2009. Radiographic hand osteoarthritis: patterns and associations with hand pain and function in a community-dwelling sample. Osteoarthritis Cartilage, 1440-1447, vol. 17(11). link> doi>
  • Jordan KP, Wilkie R, Muller S, Myers H, Nicholls E, Arthritis Research Campaign National Primary Care Centre. 2009. Measurement of change in function and disability in osteoarthritis: current approaches and future challenges. Curr Opin Rheumatol, 525-530, vol. 21(5). link> doi>
  • Dziedzic KS, Thomas E, Myers H, Hill S, Hay EM. 2007. The Australian/Canadian osteoarthritis hand index in a community dwelling population of older adults: reliability and validity. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 423-428, vol. 57(3). doi>
  • Myers H, Nicholls E, Handy J, Peat G, Thomas E, Duncan R, Wood L, Marshall M, Tyson C, Hay E, Dziedzic K. 2007. The Clinical Assessment Study of the Hand (CAS-HA): a prospective study of musculoskeletal hand problems in the general population. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 85, vol. 8. link> doi> full text>
  • Peat G, Thomas E, Handy J, Wood L, Dziedzic K, Myers H, Wilkie R, Duncan R, Hay E, Hill J, Lacey R, Croft P. 2006. The Knee Clinical Assessment Study-CAS(K). A prospective study of knee pain and knee osteoarthritis in the general population: baseline recruitment and retention at 18 months. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 30, vol. 7. link> doi> full text>
  • Peat G, Thomas E, Handy J, Wood L, Dziedzic K, Myers H, Wilkie R, Duncan R, Hay E, Hill J, Croft P. 2004. The Knee Clinical Assessment Study--CAS(K). A prospective study of knee pain and knee osteoarthritis in the general population. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 4, vol. 5. link> doi> full text>

Other

  • Burton CL, Rathod-Mistry T, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Chesterton LS, Davenport G, Dziedzic KS, Jowett SM, Myers HL, Oppong RA, Van der Windt DA, Hay EM, Roddy E. 2020. THE CLINICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF CORTICOSTEROID INJECTION VERSUS NIGHT SPLINTS FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: 24-MONTH FOLLOW-UP OF AN OPEN-LABEL, PARALLEL GROUP, RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 70, vol. 59). link> doi>
  • Marshall M, Peat G, Nicholls E, Myers H, Mamas M, Dziedzic K, van der Windt D. 2016. METABOLIC RISK FACTORS WERE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH GREATER AMOUNTS OF RADIOGRAPHIC HAND OA PROGRESSION OVER 6-YEARS IN A COMMUNITY-DWELLING POPULATION. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE (pp. S201-S202, vol. 24). link> doi>
  • Menz HB, Roddy E, Marshall M, Thomas MJ, Rathod T, Peat GM, Croft PR. 2016. Epidemiology of Shoe Wearing Patterns Over Time in Older Women: Associations With Foot Pain and Hallux Valgus. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci (pp. 1682-1687, vol. 71). link> doi> full text>
  • Menz HB, Roddy E, Marshall M, Thomas MJ, Rathod T, Myers HL, Thomas E, Peat GM. 2014. FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH RADIOGRAPHIC SEVERITY OF FIRST METATARSOPHALANGEAL JOINT OSTEOARTHRITIS: FINDINGS FROM THE CLINICAL ASSESSMENT STUDY OF THE FOOT. RHEUMATOLOGY (p. 131, vol. 53). link>
  • Hill S, Nicholls E, Myers H, Peat G, Thomas E, Marshall M, van der Windt D, Dziedzic K. 2009. Do perceptions about Hand osteoarthritis change over an 18-month period?. Rheumatology (p. I160, vol. 48 (suppl. 1)). Oxford Univ Press.
  • Marshall M, van der Windt DA, Myers H, Nicholls EE, Dziedzic KS. 2009. Radiographic OA in the 1st CMC joint and the thumb as a whole: associations with pain, clinical features and test results. Rheumatology (p. I97, vol. 48). Oxford Univ Press.
  • Greenhill Y, Wilkie R, Nicholls E, Myers H, Marshall M, Hill S, Dziedzic K. 2009. Restricted self-care and looking after the home in adults aged 50 year and older with hand osteoarthritis; prevalence and links with joint specific characteristics. Rheumatology (p. I6, vol. 48 (suppl. 1)). Oxford Univ Press.
  • Myers H, Nicholls E, Peat G, van der Windt DAWM, Dziedzic K. 2009. SELF-REPORTED HAND FUNCTION AND ADAPTATION BEHAVIOUR IN COMMUNITY-DWELLING OLDER ADULTS OVER AN 18-MONTH PERIOD. RHEUMATOLOGY (pp. I27-I28, vol. 48). OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
  • Dziedzic K, Peat G, Nicholls E, Myers H, Hill S, Marshall M, van der Windt D. 2009. The impact of constant and intermittent pain in people with hand osteoarthritis. Rheumatology (pp. I97-I98, vol. 48 (suppl. 1)). Oxford Univ Press.
  • Dziedzic KS, Nicholls EE, Myers HM, Hill S, Marshall M, Thomas E, van der Windt DA. 2009. Hand osteoarthritis has a poor prognosis over three years: findings from the clinical assessment study of the hand (CAS-HA). Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (pp. S161-S162, vol. 17 (Suppl 1)). Elsevier.
  • Dziedzic K, Nicholls E, Myers H, Peat G, Thomas E, Marshall M, van der Windt DA. 2008. Defining 18-month outcome in clinical sub-groups of hand osteoarthritis in older adults: the Clinical Assessment Study of the Hand (CAS-HA). Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (pp. S121-S122, vol. 16 (Suppl. 4)). Elsevier.
  • Vohora K, Handy J, Nicholls E, Myers H, Marshall M, Duncan R, Hay E, Dziedzic KS. Assessing features of hand osteoarthritis using digital images: Inter-observer reliability between health professionals. Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Conference, 2007.
  • Marshall M, Dziedzic KS, Nicholls EE, Myers HL, Hay EM. 2007. Radiographic presentation of osteoarthritis of the thumb. Rheumatology (p. I14, vol. 46 (suppl. 1)). Oxford Univ Press.
  • Dziedzic K, Myers H, Nicholls E, Marshall M, Peat G, Tyson C, Handy J, Wood L, Hay EM. 2007. Current treatment approaches in a population-based sample with hand osteoarthritis: Comparison with EULAR recommendations. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (p. 515, vol. 66).
  • MYERS H, DZIEDZIC K, THOMAS E. 2004. The Development of a Hand Assessment for Clinical Research: A Consensus Study using a Modified Delphi Approach. Rheumatology.